We are Andre and Sheila Jaillet, and alongside our homegrown sprouts Olorin, Luca, Acacia, and Cadence, we call Growing Wild Farm our home. We are located 7-miles south of McMinnville on a beautiful piece of land we are transforming into a community farm. With a mix of hilly pasture, level hilltop, and winter wetland, Growing Wild Farm is well suited to provide you with a wide variety of delicious and nutritious naturally grown food.
Growing Wild Farm is 14 acres located just south of McMinnvile, 2.5 miles off of 99W near Amity. We purchssed the land in the summer of 2006, moving when our young daughter was just 2 months old and Andre was still working full time. We spent the five years prior to this growing our beautiful children, our skills as gardeners, and our strong desire to grow food for our local community.The land is a beautiful combination of rolling hills and level hilltop, all sloping down to our bottom field which is a winter wetland, home to the migrating ducks and our chorus of frogs. This mix of dimensions is the perfect fit for our diversified farm vision. As stewards of these 14 acres, we hope to create a permanent agricultural system that is layered and diverse, similar to that found in nature. We aim to provide high quality food products, from annual vegetables and seasonal fruit to pasture raised meat and eggs, as well as value added products like dried tomatoes and mushrooms, and hand crafted cutting boards from oaks that have fallen and been milled from our land. We believe that everything in life is integrated, and look at our farm that way as well. Here at Growing Wild Farm, the animals are just as necessary for the vegetables to grow as the vegetables are for us to grow.
Our mission is is simple–to provide high quality farm products to our local community. We strongly believe there are scores of benefits from eating food grown locally and sustainably. The food not only tastes better, but is better for you when it is picked to eat and grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. Food farmed using practices that actually build soil structure and encourage a balanced ecosystem help protect our future, as the soil that feeds us and the complex environment surrounding us are intricately tied to our well-being. By supporting local agriculture, you also decrease our dependence on foreign oil, and increase the strength of your local economy.
Although our farm has chosen not to become certified organic, our farming practices are guided by the standards of this procedure, standards which include choosing organic seed when available, no genetically modified seed (GMO), practicing crop rotation as well as soil improvement. We use a mixture of cover crop, compost, sheet mulching, and when necessary, organic fertilizers and soil amendments for soil fertiliy. We also grow only open-pollinated varieties as we believe in a plants natural selection process and in the depth of flavor this creates, as well as then being able to save some of our own seed. Food from Growing Wild Farm delights the senses with its beauty and flavor, it is food as good as it gets!
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